Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)
Support and funding needed to help Voluntary and Community Sector organisations overcome fallout from Covid-19
The urgent need for training and investment in the voluntary and community sector has been highlighted by a recent survey carried out by the NICVA.
Guest Blog by Joanne McDowell, NI Manager, Fundraising Regulator: Protecting the public and supporting the vital work of fundraisers
Joanne McDowell, NI Manager for the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on public fundraising resuming in Northern Ireland, and why it is so important that charities uphold the fundraising standards to maintain public trust.
Over two thirds of voluntary and community sector organisations have reported a loss of income despite an increased demand for their services according to a recent study carried out by NICVA.
Following a difficult six months for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland, the next year could see a further reduction in vital services, underlining the crucial need for ongoing and future support for the sector.
The PSNI has announced that it will recommence accepting applications for door-to-door collections provided that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is carried out.
Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.
The PSNI has announced that street collections can recommence if collectors use a suitable object to adhere to the one metre social distancing rule.
UK and NI Governments announce new Covid-19 funding programmes.
On 15 June The Department for Communities opened £15.5M COVID-19 Charities Fund will provide grant awards to meet unavoidable costs for charities which have exhausted all other avenues of support and are facing imminent closure.
Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.
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Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information